It's about time I did a monthly update, and today I have a lot to share with you about books, food, movies, and writing! Aside from an unexpected trip to SC, which took up most of July, and viewing the Hampton beach sand sculptures, I've been: What I'm Reading Memories Of Ash, the sequel to … Continue reading Life, Books, Movies and Food #monthlyupdate
I wrote a fun short story for you today, for the #MakeTheVillainAHero challenge posted over on Tales From a Modern Bard! Enjoy. 🙂 "The Grump Wizard" by E.E. Rawls The old wizard stared down at the village tucked in the valley. For years he’d been helping the villagers—increasing their crops, curing illness, bringing sunny skies, … Continue reading The Grump Wizard
For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity that helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Amused & Irate. This grew into a Tanka style poem, 5/7/5/7 syllables. “Go Out On A Limb” Up she reached and reached Yet the peach dangled too high. Others were laughing Amused by her vain attempt To reach the … Continue reading “Go Out On A Limb” #tanka #poems
If you've been following this blog for more than a year, then you'll remember this fun, annual event. For those that are new to it, these are awards presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU. These awards will be presented by characters from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, who embody the ultimate … Continue reading The Silmarillion Awards 2017 Has Now Begun!
“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” —Alexandra Stoddard Every choice, every decision made, no matter how great or small, can affect our lives and those around us. We can change things for the better, and improve our lives based on those decisions. ~~~~~ “Love is always … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes
Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Miracle & Save. “Hope” “I’ll save you, somehow,” The girl rose from Mother’s side “Miracles are real.” ~ “Bravery” The army approached. No miracle could save them, But she would … Continue reading “Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems
Sara Letourneau graciously nominated me for this award. Thank you! Don't you just love the word "Mystery" in a title? It's as if you've found the key to some mysterious door, and on the other side lies secret treasures... Before I go off on a tangent, though, here are the details about the Mystery Blogger Award, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award
Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Leap & Throb. “Cost Of Victory” Her heart throbbed with pain Though it also leaped with joy The victory won Though at a terrible price Many lives altered. ~ “Determination” … Continue reading Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems
BLUE butterflies were an important source of income for the Farfalle Village each spring, and the week was soon approaching when they would pass through the nearby woods. Emma was determined to be among the young people who caught one for her family. She watched the villagers working on their nets to catch the special … Continue reading Try, And Try Again
Fellow blogger and writer Victoria Howell nominated me for this award and an interesting blog tag waaay back. Shame on me for taking so long! *apologizes* So, here we go! The Sound of My Thinking Rules: 1.) Grab the graphic above 2.) Stick it in a post about your thoughts: thought process, deep thoughts, trains of … Continue reading Starlight Blogger Award & The Sound of My Thinking Tag!